The following list contains those tools which may be considered indispensable to the cabinet-maker, though it must be remembered it is by no means an exhaustive one, for there are many other things which it may occasionally be an advantage to have. It is, however, well to point out that all of the special tools which are sometimes used are merely modifications of the commoner varieties; a little ingenuity, therefore, will often enable these to be used instead of something else. In case it should be thought that the list is a meagre one, I may as well say that the object is to show the worker of limited means how he may economise and to make the art of cabinet-making as simple as it can be for the novice, to help him instead of to mystify and discourage him: -

s.

d.

Panel Saw,24 ins. . .

4

9

Tenon Saw, 14 ins. . . ,

4

0

Dovetail Saw, 8 ins. . . .

3

9

Bow Saw, 12 ins

3

6

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s.

d.

Jack Plane, 17 ins. . . ".

4

6

Trying Plane, 22 ins.. .

6.

0

Smoothing Plane ....

4

0

Rabbet Plane

2

6

s.

d.

Plough Plane and 8 Irons .

17

0

Hollows and Rounds, 9 pairs

15

0

1 doz. Chisels, firmer or paring

7

0

1/2doz.Gouges

4

0

3 Glimlets

0

9

3 Bradawls

0

6

Brace and Set Bits (36) . .

16

0

2 Screwdrivers, large & small

2

6

Mortise Gauge

2

0

Cutting

0

9

Marking ,,

0

6

2 Spokeshaves ... is. &

1

6

Pincers

1

0

Square

1

6

Bevel

2

6

Hammer

1

6

Punch

0

2

Compasses

1

3

Two - foot Rule

1

0

s.

d.

Scraper

0

6

Marking awl

0

2

Oilstone

3

6

Scraper Sharpener . . .

0

3

Cork Rubber

0

3

Mortise Chisel

2

6

Toothing Plane, 2 Irons . .

3

6

Old Woman's Tooth . . .

1

6

Handscrews, 9-inch (4) . .

3

0

Holdfast

5

6

I Iron Cramp

10

0

*2 Wood Cramps ....

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-

Mallet

1

0

Dowell Plate, 5 holes . .

2

6

,, Bits to match, at is, 3d.

Cutting Pliers

1

6

Wood Rasp, 8 in. 1/2 round .

1

0

File, 8 in. 1/2 round . . . .

1

0

* Wood Square, useful for panels

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-

* To be made by user.

The prices are named to give some idea of cost, and are not intended to be taken as definite, for in many-instances tools are to be had at lower figures; nor must the purchaser, on the other hand, think he is necessarily being imposed on because he may occasionally pay more.

With such a stock of tools the novice at cabinet-making may consider himself fairly set up; and at first he need not even buy all those that are mentioned if he does not require them. Thus, he might do with fewer chisels, and less than a complete set of bits. In addition to these tools there are several other appliances which are necessary, such as cramps, etc, all of which will be found described in due course.

To give the novice some idea of the tools in the foregoing list they may be mentioned more in detail, with such hints on their use as may seem desirable at this stage.